Thanks Sisa and Medussa
I think that the Castor Oil makes it more shiny looking. It is heavy so a little goes a very long way.
I have 2 curly headed daughters with very long hair - one mid back unstretched and the other waist length unstretched. I am so glad that I've learned how to care for curly hair - they won't have to endure what I did.
I'll add their pics when I post my Ouidad haircut picks.
Edited to add:I have addded a pic to my album of my 2 girls from '04 to show length. They probably have 4-6 more inches of unstretched hair now.